MALAYSIA FEST 2012

Print PDF Promo spot for MFEST 2012 courtesy of the Jackie M crew :) » Read More

Jackie M on Channel 9’s Kerri-Anne Show on 3 Oct 2011

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OTAK-OTAK – Grilled Spicy Fish Cake in Banana Leaf

Print PDF I was asked to submit my Otak-otak recipe for publication somewhere so I figured I might as well post it here as well.  For the record I used to use Knorr chicken stock granules instead of Poloku mushroom stock granules but that bothered 1)  people on a meat-free but not-quite-vegetarian diet (I've never used it in vegetarian » Read More

Vegetarian Toor Dhal Recipe

Print PDF A.k.a. what I serve my roti with.  Also works well with rice or as a dip with any bread. Awfully long list of ingredients, but super easy to make.  For the record, the pic here was from my first attempt at this dish; it should be and is nowadays a lot mushier in texture and consistency. Serves 6 Most of the ingredients for » Read More

Roti Canai Recipe

Print PDF I'd been meaning to post this for awhile but before I had the chance I was asked by SBS Broadcasting last week if they could come round and take pictures of me flipping roti in my kitchen.  This happened in a flash and before I knew it they wanted the recipe to post on their website along with a step-by-step slideshow of the » Read More

Jackie M’s Sui Gow (Chicken & Prawn Dumplings)

Print PDF Great to make ahead of time and freeze for future use; this is one of my more popular dishes at Leichhardt Market Saturday mornings - Sui Gow photo taken by Andrew of Rosey Photography - http://roseyphotography.blogspot.com/ RECIPE Filling - 500g chicken mince 250g fresh shelled prawns – minced ½  can water » Read More

10 Must-Have Malaysian Pantry Ingredients

Print PDF 'Must have' in the sense that they're what I would personally get if I were limited to only 10 items - again, depending on your own (Malaysian) cultural upbringing, you might have a vastly different list to mine. Will elaborate on these another time along with suitable recipes. As mentioned in a previous post, when hunting down » Read More

10 Common Misconceptions About Malaysian Food

Print PDF Based on my own real-world interactions over the course of the last decade of running a Malaysian food business, here's my list of 10 things people get wrong about Malaysian food - It equates with Malay food - Malaysia is a country of immigrants - our food is influenced by Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian cooking styles and » Read More

How to Cook Char Kway Teow (CKT)

Print PDF I asked a quick question online today and based on the Facebook and Twitter responses, the one Malaysian dish that most people would like to learn to make is Char Kway Teow, ie. stir-fried fresh rice noodles. At least among my customers/followers anyway - so here’s my take on it. First, a quick rundown of some CKT facts - I feel » Read More

How to Cook Coconut Rice

Print PDF Growing up with rice as a staple I kind of assumed everyone knew how to cook it.  That was, until I came to Australia.  Most people nowadays know enough to get by, but for those still struggling with it, here’s my two cents’ worth - Tips - There are lots of different types of rice – short grain, long grain, sushi rice etc. etc.  » Read More